EveryLibrary Helps with Nevada School Librarians Move SB 143 this Session
Passing SB 143 would give all Nevada students access to the best educational resource: a school librarian.
EveryLibrary was proud to work with our colleagues from the Nevada Library Association and the Clark County School Librarians Association this legislative session to advance SB 143, a bill that would mandate a school librarian in every Nevada public school, in their state Senate. Senator Becky Harris (R - Clark County) proposed SB 143 to ensure all students - regardless of how well off the district is - have the educational advantages of a school librarian on staff. Through dedicated lobbying and advocacy from NLA and CCSLA members, and extensive outreach and public activation from EveryLibrary, the bill received a hearing in the education committee and the finance committee. Unfortunately, the bill did not advance to the full state Senate this session. EveryLibrary looks forward to continuing our partnership with Nevada school library stakeholders as they look to re-introduce the bill in the next session.
Sign the petition for school librarians in Nevada!
Studies across the country have shown that school children learn better and have higher rates of academic achievement when they have a school librarian in their lives. SB 143 was a great start to a new discussion in Nevada, and EveryLibrary applauds Sen. Harris for moving this important piece of legislation. If you live n Nevada and think that students from Elko to Esmeralda Counties and in places like Clark and Washoe Counties deserve a certified school librarians, please keep up the pressure on the whole state Senate by signing our petition today. If you know like NLA, CCSLA, and EveryLibrary do that it is time for kids across Nevada to have that same advantage, please use our Nevada School Librarians petition to tell your state Senator how you feel.